The other day Madison and I went back in the yard and played with my old lacross stick from High School. I'm not sure I've ever seen her more excited to be with mommie. It was the best feeling just to watch her face as I would give her praise for each good throw or catch -- she was so happy!
Happiness is a funny thing. It's so easy to get tangled up in the if I had or when I get this then I'll be happy game. Adam were talking last night about this crazy culture we live in -- how in the world did we let ourselves as smart human beings allow ourselves to get so brainwashed by our own people -- allowing others to tell us what will make us happy.
I'm learning true happiness comes from being in just the right place -- the exact place God's wants us to be. Our happiness is not defined by life circumstances -- if that was the case I'd be doomed. Our happiness is totally and completely wrapped up in the concept of God's unwavering Grace.
Happiness comes from understanding that I am so flawed and make really stupid choices -- but despite my lack of, I am loved, never forgotten -- not alone.